"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Saturday, February 27, 2010

levitt video

My friend Laura turned me onto this video about Helen Levitt.

If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that Levitt's work has always had a huge impact on my own. A few months before her death, I had the good fortune to spend some time with her in her Manhattan walk-up. Click on the Helen Levitt link in the archives to read posts about that visit.

I received this postcard from her afterwards, and I treasure it.

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